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Clifford Skridlow: [towards the end of a rant as Doctor Detroit] ... Mom, if you want trouble - I am talking about scorched earth, no survival, whole-sale destruction... body-bags and fire TROUBLE

[smashes car windshield]

Clifford Skridlow: then you just keep comin' on!

Mom: You don't know what trouble is, jerkoff!

Clifford Skridlow: Mom, I am going to rip off your head and shit down your neck.

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Clifford Skridlow: Nothing can destroy the Doctor!

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Clifford Skridlow: [as Doctor Detroit] I make adjustments to the human spine!

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Clifford Skridlow: Do you have any idea how college faculty members eat? On what we get paid, a free meal is like honey to a bear to these people! They're going to want to eat enough to hibernate on! They're animals!

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Clifford Skridlow: [posing in court as Thelma's brother, upon hearing the bailiff read from the docket] I can't believe my ears! This is an outrage! Let me see that thing. I mean this is outrageous, ridiculous! Let me see that. Why, I demand satisfaction! Get the arrestin' officer in here! I will tar and feather the scalawag!

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Judge: That girl is COLORED!

Thelma Cleland: Honey, nobody 'colored' me! I was born this way!

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Karen Blittstein: 'Morning, Stretch. Are you getting taller or did I break a heel?

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Clifford Skridlow: [waking from a nightmare where his mother becomes a prostitute] NO! No, I will not sell my own mother!

Margaret Skridlow: [walking in on him] Of course you wouldn't, dear. But it's a sweet thought.

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Diavolo Washington: [as Sidney Poitier] They'll call me *Mister* Diavolo!

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Carson: Mom! It's all over the street!

Mom: What?

Johnny: Doctor Detroit's movin' in! They say we're movin' out!

Mom: Oh, the Hell you say. I haven't even met the Doctor.

[takes shot of liquor]

Mom: But when I do,

[crushes shot glass in bare hand]

Mom: he's dog meat!

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Johnny: I'm gonna kick your ass!

Clifford Skridlow: [as Doctor Detroit] I warn you, I'm a chiropractor! I will use my skills negatively!

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